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A trip to the AFC Championship: how much would it cost?

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you're a diehard New England Patriots fan and you were considering taking a last minute trip to Denver to watch the AFC Championship game this weekend, you may want to take a look at how much money you should have in your bank account.

Once a diehard fan gets out of every day life commitments, like work, tending to children and family members, and perhaps a few extracurricular activities, it's time to make a budget.

As of 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon, it would cost someone $1584.77 for a quick getaway weekend. That is if the diehard fan chooses the cheapest flight from Bangor to Denver ($1260.99), the cheapest hotel room in Denver ($50/night for two nights, averaging $111.68 with tax), and the cheapest ticket to the championship game ($212.10 on StubHub).

Offshore Wind Turbine Project Given Green Light

HALLOWELL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After years of research and development, and months of debate, the Aqua Ventus deepwater wind turbine demonstration project, spear headed by the University of Maine, has received approval from the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

The roughly $90 million project calls for the construction of two massive 6-megawatt wind turbines built on floating platforms to be installed off the coast near Monhegan Island. 

"Offshore wind is our largest, renewable natural resource that we haven't even started to realize," stated Dr. Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center.   

H.S. basketball polls: Classes 'A' & 'B' , Week 5

NEWS CENTER - Here's are the high school basketball rankings in Class 'A' and 'B' for week five. 

Class 'A' Boys

1. Hampden (6-0)
2. Portland (7-0)
3. Bonny Eagle (7-0)
4. Bangor (4-2)
5. Falmouth (5-1)

Class 'B' Boys

1. Greely (6-0)
2. Caribou (6-0)
3. Oceanside (6-1)
4. Morse: (7-0)
5 Yarmouth (3-2)

Class 'A' Girls

1. Mcauley (6-0)
2.Edward Little (7-0)
3. Lawrence (5-1)
4. Thornton Acad. (5-1)
5. Portland (6-1)

Class 'B' Girls

1. Lake Region (5-1)
2. Nokomis (7-0)
3. Presque Isle (9-0)
4. Wells (5-1)
5. Mount Desert Island (6-1)
5. Spruce Mountain (6-0)

Tuesday's high school sports postponements

NEWS CENTER - With a growing list of cancellations due to Tuesday's snowstorm, here is a list of high school sports postponements from across Maine. All make-up times listed are approximate varsity starts.

BOYS BASKETBALL

SOUTH PORTLAND @ THORNTON ACADEMY - PPD TO WEDNESDAY

SEARSPORT @ PENOBSCOT VALLEY - PPD

BOOTHBAY @ MOUNT ABRAM - PPD TO 5:30 PM MONDAY

DIRIGO @ MONMOUTH - PPD

WAYNFLETE @ TRAIP - PPD TO DEC. 23RD

NOBLE @ SCARBOROUGH - PPD TO WEDNESDAY 7 PM

BONNY EAGLE @ MARSHWOOD - PPD TO 6 PM THURSDAY

YORK @ GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER - PPD TO 6:30 PM WEDNESDAY

BIDDEFORD @ WESTBROOK - PPD TO 7 PM WEDNESDAY

GREELY @ YARMOUTH - PPD

FRYEBURG ACADEMY @ KENNEBUNK - PPD

WELLS @ LAKE REGION - PPD

WINDHAM @ SANFORD - PPD TO 7 PM WEDNESDAY

CONY @ MT. ARARAT - PPD TO WEDNESDAY

CHEVERUS @ MASSABESIC - PPD

Care navigator helps breast cancer patients through treatment

BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The diagnoses of breast cancer is something no person can prepare themselves for. To help it's patients through the process, the Waldo County General Hospital has a Breast Care Navigator.

Kim Lenfestey has held the navigator position at the Belfast hospital since it was created two years ago. She is with patients from the time they are diagnosed and remains with them through out the months of hospital visits that follow. 

"It's scary," said Lenfestey. "They begin thinking about what's next."

She helps with appointments, referrals, insurance forms and much more. For patient, Julie Doolan, it was the emotional support Lenfestey provided that meant the most to her after being diagnosed with breast cancer in April. 

"If I hadn't had the support I did have it would have been a lot harder to go through," said Doolan.